Healthcare Innovation names Vibe Health by eVideon 2023 Innovator Awards Vendor Finalist
March 23, 2023
The healthcare industry has shifted in response to the consumerism wave to which people have grown so accustomed. What does this look like in terms of innovation and a patient-centric approach?
Since the onset of the pandemic, it’s become apparent that healthcare consumers are no longer asking for the convenience of mobile applications and virtual care options—they expect it. In the same way that people can choose their seat on an airplane, or pay their credit card bill from their phone, they want that approach when interacting with their healthcare providers.
While some might say that healthcare is not as transactional as other industries, or point to staff shortages and budget constraints as factors inhibiting the speed of innovation in healthcare, technology is now a vital part of the patient and staff experience. And it is the way forward.
Our hospital customers would agree that technology adaptation in the acute settings allows for greater touch, greater face time, and greater intimacy with the patient and clinician. It cuts down on duplicative, mundane tasks and allows care teams to practice at the top of their license.
In many hospitals and health systems today, there seems to be a gap between providers and patients. How does technology soften this gap and put the “care” back into healthcare?
We need to humanize healthcare, and I believe one way we can do that is by empowering patients to be active participants in their healthcare journey. Inviting patients behind the curtain and providing resources for education and self-care removes unnecessary burden from providers and allows patients to stake a claim in their overall health trajectory.
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